Lemon Cornmeal Cake inspired by Nigella’s Lemon Polenta Cake

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Baking – my first love! I love cakes and all things sweet. In fact my foray into cooking began with baking. Each year in middle and high school we would have an annual… Continue reading

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Cooling Curd Rice ~ Dahi Chawal

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Summers are finally here in Dubai and I am always reaching out for foods that have a cooling effect on the body; what we call thandi taseer in Hindi and Urdu. I’ve started… Continue reading

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Achaari Chicken

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I pushed publish too early this week! Sorry about that. Here is the actual recipe โ™ฅ๏ธ Achar, i.e. pickle โ€“ no not the green pickled cucumbers commonly eaten with sandwiches โ€“ I mean… Continue reading

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The secrets to making the perfect Homemade Dahi!

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As much as I like the readiness of store-bought Yogurt cups, it just never comes close to Homemade Dahi or ‘Curd’ (how most Indians refer to it!). It’s not that the taste is… Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash Linguine

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Vegetables are healthy. That is a fact. How we cook them decides whether the nutrients stay within the prepared meal. One vegetable that is easy to cook and that ends up looking deceptively… Continue reading

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Palakwali Lobiya | Black Eyed Peas with Spinach

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Lobiya or Black Eyed Peas are one of the beans that I grew up eating. In my parents household Rajma was king and a close second was the humble lobiya, also known as… Continue reading

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Meetha Pulao

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Almost everyone in my family has a sweet tooth. But I will be pompous and say it out aloud that I am usually the one who will make

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Pineapple Pachadi

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The first time I had a Sadhya meal was at my wedding. And while it was a delicious feast, there was one thing that stood out from the rest. It was

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Bhutte ki Sabzi – Curried Corn

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Growing up in Jodhpur, capital of the erstwhile princely state of Marwar, a city well-known for its beautiful architecture, food and clothes, we had the privilege of trying lots of variations of local… Continue reading

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Mushroom Linguine in Carrot Top Pesto

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If you have been following us on Instagram, you know that I’ve been going to one of the local Farmers’ Markets on Fridays in search for some gorgeous organic produce. I tend to… Continue reading

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